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Press Release: GMC to review its treatment of vulnerable doctors under fitness to practise investigation

19 December 2014

The General Medical Council (GMC) is committed to reviewing the way it treats vulnerable doctors under fitness to practise investigations following the publication of an independent review it commissioned.

Press Release: GMC hosts first ever conference in Northern Ireland with patient safety the priority

18 December 2014

More than 100 doctors will join together for the first ever medical professionalism conference organised by the General Medical Council in Belfast today with medical professionalism and what it means for patient safety taking centre stage.

Web News: New regulations introducing a time limit on provisional registration

11 December 2014

We’re making an important change to the way doctors can use their provisional registration.

GMC Statement: General Medical Council responds to Selecting for Excellence report

10 December 2014

The GMC has responded to the Medical Schools Council’s Selecting for Excellence report, published today.

Press Release: First GMC fee rise for five years – provisional fee frozen

10 December 2014

The General Medical Council’s (GMC) annual fee, paid by doctors with a licence to practise, will increase by £30 – from £390 to £420. The rise, the first since 2010, will apply from 1 April 2015.

Web News: Correction to The state of medical education and practice 2014

25 November 2014

Please note that we have made a correction to the online version of our annual publication, The state of medical education and practice 2014.

Press Release: Nearly one in ten doctors in training experience bullying

19 November 2014

Bullying and undermining are too common in medical training, according to the General Medical Council.

Web News: We welcome new Assistant Director of Postgraduate Education

10 November 2014

The General Medical Council is pleased to announce that Professor Ian Curran will join the organisation in January.

Press Release: New guidelines for doctors, nurses and midwives put honesty at the heart of healthcare

03 November 2014

Patients can expect honest explanations from healthcare professionals if something goes wrong with their care under proposed new guidance from health regulators.

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Sunday 2 November

28 October 2014

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.